help....major problems with Mission BBS/making money

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help....major problems with Mission BBS/making money

Postby tynan » Sat Nov 07, 2009 7:35 am

Hello all. I recently purchased the Full download version of this game. I made it to Intermediate level, but now the Mission BBS list has nothing but Intermediate-level and above missions, all involving security that takes too long for me to bypass (I have to use Proxy_disable, which takes so long to complete that I can't even finish the bloody thing before getting booted/fined). I even upgraded my cpu to 120ghz, upgraded my memory. Nothing was working. And the HUD analyzer cost 20,000! Couldn't afford that. Finally, after a second attempt of trying to complete a Mission, I got a black screen from Uplink saying they want to throw me out because I got caught hacking.
So this is the bottom line: What happened to all those nice, quick, easy Missions that I could do when I was a Novice? Did they suddenly disappear? I was at a point in the game to where I could not accomplish a SINGLE mission because I did not have the money to upgrade my software/hardware to handle them. This should never happen in this game. There should ALWAYS be options for making a quick buck.
So my question is this: is it a simple matter of accelerating time and just hoping that a low-level mission "pops up" in the BBS? Thank you.
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Postby Rkiver » Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:32 am

Quite often yes, just fast forward.

Or try the bypassers rather then disablers, hack a bank to get the funding you need to do so.
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Postby tynan » Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:37 pm

Thanks!
Yes, I know about the Bypassers, but in order to use them, you have to buy a HUD connection analyzer, which costs 20,000. And often in order to hack a Bank you need a Voice print hack, I believe 5000. I guess what I am realizing is that in actual "game" time, I've only been around for a few days, heck I made it to Confident level within the very first 24 hours of "game" time. So it is a question of patience lol....it is unrealistic to think I could make that kind of money (with the equipment I have, and Rank) in just a few game minutes.
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Remember that your employers are saps (sort of).

Postby Chad Mulligan » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:20 am

Remember that you can negotiate to get part of the payment upfront. It may be possible for you to accept many missions at 50% upfront, thus giving you the capital to buy more interesting stuff. If not, your employers will be fairly patient.

And of course, pay attention to any 'trace an unauthorized transfer' missions.
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